Short history of a millennial city
Palermo is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean; since its origins, it has been crossroads of different successive people and cultures that have left an unforgettable mark on the face and soul of the city.
Can a promenade, along a street extended a little further than a kilometer, describe the multiple changes that have been taking place all over the time? From Porta Nuova to Porta Felice you will cross the ancient street of “Cassaro”, where you can find historical-artistic proofs of different ages. Zigging and zagging between the lateral alleys, glancing beyond the wall perimeter of monumental buildings and impressive Churces, you will be able to go back to the past time of the city, without leaving aside any implications about the present and questions about the future.
Together with the diachronic tale of the local history, there will be important meetings with the old and the new inhabitants of the city centre, like in a game of continuous references between yesterday, today and tomorrow city.
Since the old Phoenician foot, to the Roman villa, to the Arabic-Norman Cathedral that was a previous Arabic mosque; since the examples of the late Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical architecture up to Garibaldi’s Thousands traces, to the lacerations of the bombs in 1943, to the street art graffiti, you will live a unique experience in order to discover the real essence of Palermo and its citizens.